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Clinical Communiqué Episode #5: The perils of carbon monoxide—a silent killer.

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Welcome to our fifth podcast episode based on the March 2021 edition of the Clinical Communiqué.


In this podcast episode we will hear about deaths due to carbon monoxide poisoning – a gas produced by the incomplete combustion of carbon-based compounds. Carbon monoxide is often referred to as the ‘silent killer’ because it is colourless, odourless, tasteless, non-irritating, and extremely toxic. Carbon monoxide poisoning is an entirely preventable illness, and if identified early enough, is wholly reversible.


Episode Contents

  • 05:28 minutes Editorial

  • 10:20 minutes Case #1: A poisonous adventure

  • 16:35 minutes Case #2: The paradox of negative pressure

  • 23:08 minutes More on the matter: Outing the problem

  • 30:21 minutes Expert Commentary: Carbon monoxide toxicity: a concise and practical overview of the pathophysiology, clinical features, and treatment of patients with carbon monoxide toxicity by Dr. Matthew Spotswood

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